Back in the end of November, we reported that Instagram was reportedly testing out the ability to run multiple accounts on the same mobile device. At that time the feature was available to only a few who had signed up as a beta tester on Google Play Store and downloaded a specific APK Mirror file.
The company has finally made the feature public. It was first made public by Android Police.
The function works, essentially in the same way as Facebook’s “Use Facebook As-” feature and would be very helpful for those you run more than one account; one for perrsonal use and the other for their business/ brand.
Once you download the latest version of the app with the feature enabled, you’ll be able to add additional accounts and switch between them with a couple simple steps.
“Go to your profile settings to add an additional account,” Instagram says. “From there, tap your username at the top of your profile to switch between accounts.”
“Once you have multiple accounts added, you’ll see your profile photo appear in places throughout the app so you can always tell which one you’re using at the moment.”
There are step-by-step instructions over on the Instagram Help page.
The feature is being rolled out on both Android and iOS via GooglePlay and the AppStore respectively on version 7.15 of the app. The feature will gradually be made available across the world through out the week.
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Images VIA: Screenshots by Rita El Khoury/Android Police